We blogged with our students today on feb29th.net! Did you?
Ann and I could not wait to get our students connecting with the world! However, we did have to squeeze ourselves into our very busy lab schedule. Luckily another teacher was planning on canceling her time slot for the day. We eagerly nabbed the space! Our lab has 30 computers and we have 50 students, plus the 2 of us, so we knew it would be a crowded attempt, but worth it. The lab itself has no carpet and can get quite loud as sounds bounce around the space with the 52 of us collaborating with excitement. And boy was the noise of the conversations exhilarating!!
We stared with the wonder of the day, #514 (wonderopolis.org)... And then we explained the purpose of the Feb 29th Blog. They were stoked to see the amount of posts by 2:00pm, our time, on the West Coast of the U.S. The countries' flags excited them and they watched the count grow through the experience.
As students shared the thrilling event, Ann snapped away with her camera capturing the moment in time. Students were sharing seats, collaborating, laughing, announcing the count changes, pointing out the words of other bloggers, and identifying with the joy in the experience.
As teachers we also contributed a joint post about our Rockstar Learners during this learning endeavor. Allowing our students to reach out to the world and be a part of a Global event on such a special day was an unforgettable experience! Thank you David Mitchell (@DeputyMitchell) and his amazing team for putting together this opportunity!